Western Cape police have confiscated a substantial amount of drugs on the N1 at Leeu Gamka on Sunday, 13 March.
According to police spokesperson Sgt Christopher Spies, concerted efforts by police to eradicate drug trafficking with the strategic deployment of police along with entry points into the Western Cape once again delivered excellent results when drugs with an estimated street value of R200 000 were confiscated and a co-driver of a passenger bus was arrested.
Spies said Rural Flying Squad members conducted a static vehicle checkpoint on the N1 where they stopped two passenger busses that were en-route to Cape Town from Johannesburg.
“Upon searching the first bus the team found 40 dagga parcels concealed in travelling bags estimated at R95 000 in the luggage compartment. They confiscated the drugs and the co-driver on a charge of dealing drugs,” Spies expressed.
Spies went on to say that a search of the second bus ensued when four boxes with 1020 bundles of Khatt with an estimated street value of R102 000 were found on board.
“The team were unable to link the find to a passenger on board. The origin of the Khatt forms part of an ongoing police probe,” Spies adds.
Meanwhile, a 44-year-old suspect remains in police custody as he is expected to appear in court once charged. Western Cape police management have also thanked the members for their efforts to remove drugs from the streets and to bring drug peddlers to book.